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VOLUME 36 
Published By The 
1951 SENIOR CLASS 


MAROA 
HIGH SCHOOL 






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We, the Class of Fifty-One, wish to dedicate this annual to 
Mr. and Mrs. John Fredrick Coen, because of their inspiring 
leadership, helpful suggestions, and never tiring work and en¬ 
couraging council. 


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SEATED: D. Sullivan, J. Ridgeway, Miss Richner, B. Lanter, B. Gentle, P. Luckenbill, 

J. Doak, D. F oulke. 

STANDING: N. Bliss, B. Weikle, B. Sinkosky, J. Pennypacker, E. Cox, M. Dunham, 

D. Clifton, G. Mashburn, B. Bailey, J. Stormer, P. Riley, J. Bolen, L. 

Fornwalt, R. Bristow, D. Seely, M. Vaughan, E. Dubson, B. Cole, M. Gardner. 


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Co-Editors. 

Betty June 

Snapshots. 


Lanter, 

Bob Gentle 


Phyllis Riley 

Business Manager. . . . . . 

Jane Doak 

Class History . . . 


Ass’t. Business Mgr. . . . 

David F oulke 

Classes. 


Advertising Manager. . . . 

Juanita 


Dean Seely 


Ridgeway 

Calender. 


Ass’t. Advertising Mgr.. 

.Leon 


Eathel Cox 


F ornwalt 

Art. 


Sports Editor. 

Mel Lazell 

Class Poem . . . . 


Ass't. Sports Editors . . . 

Bill 

Alumni. 


Sinkosky, 

Dorwin Sullivan 

Activities. 


Circulation Manager . . . . 

Peggy Luckenbill 


Delbert Clifton 

Ass’t. Circulation Mgr.. 

.Betty Weikle 

F acuity. 


Class Prophecy. 

Jerry Bolen 


Mary Gardner 

Class Will... 

Marian Vaughan 




Jerry Pennypacker 




Mr. Myrvold of the Camera Art Studio in Decatur and Mr. Keyes took our pic¬ 
tures. Walsworth Brothers of Marceline, Missouri were our publishers. 


























This is the 36th edition of annuals put out by the Senior 
classes of the Maroa High School. It is a record book so 
that we may recall our days in high school with our friends 
and teachers. 


In THE ROUNDUP, it contains numerous pictures of the 
classes, organizations and different activities. The main 
group, of course, is the Senior Class with their pictures, 
history, will, and many other interesting features. 


This is the first time there has been a picture inside 
the front cover, and we are quite proud of it. Also, we are 
trying to give you bigger pictures in this edition. 


Twenty years ago in March, 1931, classes began in the 
present school building with “Red” here as janitor. We 
would like to give our acknowledgement to the "Class of 
•31“ and “Red”. 


During the fall of '50 the staff for THE ROUNDUP was 
chosen. As editors, it was our task to get the job finished. 
Miss Richner was our advisor and Jane Doak and David 
Foulke our assistants. 


One main job was to get advertisements to sponsor the 
annual, but with the aid of Juanita Ridgeway and her help¬ 
ers, we got the job finished. Then we had to get enough 
subscriptions, but Peggy Luckenbill and Betty Weikle ac¬ 
quired them. There was a lot of hard work in the back¬ 
ground done by other members of the Senior Class, and it 
was just as important as the rest. 

Now we hope you will enjoy each phase of THE ROUND¬ 
UP as you look through these pages. 


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Table of Contents 


PAGE 


Dedication 

3 

Annual Staff 

4 

Editor*s Foreword 

5 

F acuity 

7 

Classes 

19 

Seniors 

20-24 

Juniors 

30 

Sophomores 

31 

F reshmen 

32 

Clubs 

33 

Sports 

51 

F eatures 

59 

Snapshots and Calendar 

65-72 


Advertising 


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Vic Walters, Joe Harmon, Ryburn Sprague, Devid 
Pope, Robert Bolen, William McGuire, President 
Ambrose Hill. 

This is the unit school board elected by the people to be 
the head governing body of the Circle *51. We believe that 
they have tackled those various problems in the fairest man¬ 
ner possible after discussing both the pro and con sides of 
each decision. We realize many problems still confront 
these men, but we do know, and feel, that they always will try 
to work for the best interests and needs of the youth, and for 
the benefit of the community unit district as a whole. We 
thank them for all they have done for us. To them we look 
for the future progress in our school. 



Mr. Keyes, our principal, 
and Mr. Boyd, our assistant 
principal and Coach, were the 
capable leaders of the Circle 
'51. We went to them for ad¬ 
vice, they answered questions, 
tried to help us with our prob¬ 
lems and directed the school 
activities. We appreciate their 
co-operation and are sure that 
they fulfilled their job very 
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W. DAYTON KEYES, JR. 
Superintendent 

A. B. Illinois Wesleyan University 
A. M. University of Illinois 
Graduate work, University of Colorado 


We were fortunate to have had a capable leader as Mr. W. D. 
Keyes, Jr. for the Circle *51. He was an outstanding man to have 
had as our leader. His intelligence and training, foresightedness, 
and his wonderful personality made him a great leader. He had a 
big job as superintendent of the community school unit, and he 
handled it very well. He has done many things to help the Seniors 
through their four years of school, so we wish to thank him for 
his help and guidance. 


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1ST ROW J. Mar lew. D. B^iirr. C Sr»»a. D. Boldrey. 
2ND ROW D. Reed. 3. Stolon. K. Price. T. Ria«o. 

O. Penny packer 

3RD ROW J. LaalJen. Serb Ceplja*er. R. Cekfcwell. 

M. Morfu, D. Andes. K. MeKouej. 

4TH ROW P, Fomwalt. D. Grrffm, S. Cooper. 

Mis* Arnold. £. Greutman. P. Toby. M. Lee*. 
B Fenton. S. Wine. £. FooJM*. C. Hole. 

£. Jenu&ft. 



MARJORIE R. ARNOLD 


B. S. Illinois State Normal 
University 

English II and III 
Speech 

Hi Tri Sponsor 
Junior Play Director 


This was the fourth hour English II class led by 
Miss Arnold. They studied literature by famous 
English poets, and also they had units in their gram¬ 
mar workbooks. 


Coach Boyd supervised this second hour gym class. 
Other P. E. classes were held third and seventh hours. 
They played touch football, basketball, softball, and 
many indoor games. 


W. D. BOYD 


1ST ROW; J. Pittman. L. Blazer, W. Scott, J. Kinkaid, 
T. Pennypacker, F. Welkin, Coach Walter 
Boyd. 

2ND ROW; £. Brown, i. Penny packer, C. Mashburn, 

D. Smith, L. Wilson, L. Fomwalt, 

D. Sullivan. 


B. S. James Millikin 
University 

Coach 


American History 












Girls' Physical Education 
G. A. A. Sponsor 
Tumbling Team Sponsor 
Cheerleaders’ Sponsor 


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1ST ROW: J. Marlow, D. Boldrey, K. Price, B. Fenton, 
M. Ifthmael. 

2ND ROW: Mrs. Brandt, G. Woodcock, M. Morgan, 

D. Griffin, C. Braden, J. Stinson, D. Reed. 
3RD ROW: C. King, T. Ringo, S. Cooper, G. Hale, 

E. Foulke, Bev. Caplinger, P. Weber. 


This was the girls* fifth hour Physical Ed. class. 
In it they learned how to dance, play volleyball, deck 
tennis, and basketball. 


This was under the direction of Mrs. Coen. They 
had Typing I & II in which they learned how to type 
business forms. They kept a record of their typing 
speeds. 


MRS. FRED COEN 

B. S. University of Illinois 

Typing I and (I 
Bookkeeping 


1ST ROW: L. Moberly, P. Weber, D. Arnold, 

M. Gardner, C. Kinkaid, A. Hanks. 

2ND ROW: J. Mathews, G. Hale, M. Dunham, 

E. Foulke. 

3RD ROW: P. McCay, K. Randall, J. Graupman, 

D. Penny packer--Mrs. Coen, standing. 



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1ST ROW; G. Woodcock, C. Randall, S. Staudt, Bev. 

Caplinger, E. Hockaday, C. King. 

2ND ROW; P. Luallen, J. Lorton, M. Ishmael, 

M. Austin, E. Kaiser, N. Atkins, J. Polette, 
Miss R. Hughes. 



REBECCA D. HUGHES 

B. S. Western Kentucky State 
C olle ge 

Home Economics l, II, and III 
F. H. A. Sponsor 
Adult Sewing Class 
Student Council Sponsor 
Freshman Class Sponsor 


This was the Freshman Home Ec. class led by 
Miss R. Hughes. They learned the art of cooking and 
the fundamentals of sewing. 


This was the first semester advanced Algebra 
class led by Miss V. Hughes. Solid Geometry was 
taught the second semester. 


VIRGINIA HUGHES 


A. B. in Mathematics 
Western Kentucky State College 


R. Morgan, J. Bolen, J. Coffman, Miss V. Hughes, 
R. Gentle, W. Sinkosky. 



Algebra l and II 
Plane Geometry 
Solid Geometry 
Sophomore Sponsor 

















JOHN E. KITOWSKI 

A. B. Ripon College 

M. A. Columbia University 

De Kalb State Teachers College 

General Science 

Biology 

Chemistry 

Driver's Training 

Junior Class Sponsor 

Teacher-Librarian Sponsor 

Vocational Training 


M. J. NICOL 

B. E. State Normal University 
M. S. Iowa State College 
Attended University of Iowa and 
University of Illinois 

Agriculture 

F. F. A. Sponsor 
4-H Sponsor 

G. I. Farm Training School 
Vocational Training 




1ST ROW; J. Pennypacker, B. Lanter, W. Bailey, 

W. Sinkosky, G. Mashburn, R. Smith, 

L. F ornwalt. 

2ND ROW; A. Polette, J. Bolen, R. Gentle, 

I— Ruck, J. Coffman, Mr. Kitowski, 

P. Riley, M. Gardner, R. Morgan, 

E. Dub&on, E. Pennypacker. 

Chemistry was one of four science subjects taught 
by Mr. Kitowski. They met third hour every day, and 
on Tuesday and Thursday they had a double period of 
laboratory. 


This was the sixth and seventh hour Ag. class led 
by Mr. Nicol. They had been learning the fundamen¬ 
tals of electrical wiring. Also, they had been study¬ 
ing electric welding and some carpentry. 

R. Smith, D. Sullivan, D. Braden, Mr. Nicol, 

L. Wilson, D. Foulke, L. Ruck, J. Coffman, 

R. Morgan, R. Foster, D. Seely, D. Clifton, 

G. Hughes. 




























Miss Ravnaas, C. Braden, W. Scott, Bev. Caplinger, S. Cooper. 


Additional study at University of 
Colorado 


University of Illinois 

Illinois State Normal University 


Instrumental Music 


On certain days the band sections were given in¬ 
dividual lessons. The band met zero hour Monday, 
Wednesday, and Friday, with Miss Ravnaas as direc¬ 
tor. 


This was the Senior English class led by 
Miss Richner. They studied some of the outstanding 
American authors and had several units in their work¬ 
books. They had read outside material on important 
writers in the Reader’s Digest, also. 


1ST ROW: J. Ridgeway, R. Brlakow, N. Bliss, E. Dubson, 

M. Dunham, J. Bolen, M. Gardner, E. Cox, 

R. Gentle, P. Luckenbill, D. Foulke. 

2ND ROW; M. Vaughan, B. Cole, Miss Richner, P. Riley. 



KATHRYN J. RICHNER 

B. S. University of Illinois 

English I and IV 
Senior Play Director 
Senior Sponsor 
Annual Sponsor 

















IMOGENE WORNER 

B. A. Illinois Wesleyan Uni- 
vers ity 

Spanish I and II 
World History 
Social Problems 
Glee Club Sponsor 
Spanish Club Sponsor 



1ST ROW: E. Greutman, D. Andes, P.Tolby, M. Long 

N. McKinney, D. Butler, M. Russell, A, 
Hoffman. 

2ND ROW: L. Argo, Miss Worner, S. Sullivan, E. 

Jennings, S. Wise, Barb Caplinger, 


The World History class was taught by Miss I 
Worner, who also taught Spanish I and II and So¬ 
cial Problems, Current events were discussed 
in this class, and they did outside work on units. 


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Charlotte Earles was the school secretary who 
did a wonderful job in the office of the Circle ’51. She 
had all the qualities a school secretary should have. 
We are sure the school wouldn’t have been the same 
without our cheerful and capable secretary. 


















D. Smith, B. Bailey, F. Tozer, L. Fornwalt, D. Seely, D. Sullivan, 
D. Clifton, J. Pennypacker, C. Mashburn, C. Hughes, D. Braden. 


Vocational training was started this year with Mr. Kitowski, 
Mr. Keyes, Mr. Nicol, and Mr. Boyd as the instructors. The sub¬ 
ject was a combination of classroom learning and shop experience. 


These were the teachers of Vocational Training class. This 
class was taught during sixth hour of the first semester, and dur¬ 
ing zero and sixth hour of the second semester. The purpose of 
the class, was to give practical knowledge to the boys about radio, 
electricity, metal work, and woodworking. Mr. Boyd taught wood¬ 
working, Mr. Keyes radio, Mr. Kitowski electricity, and Mr. Nicol 
welding and metal work. 


Mr. Boyd, Mr. Keyes, Mr. Kitowski, Mr. Nicol. 














An important job was the care of the Circle *51 which Mr. Nelson (Red) Smith 
did a very fine job. The good condition of our school attributes to the hard work 
that “Red” has done for many years. We appreciate the things he has done for us 
during the four years of our high school life. 

On October second, 1950, a man from Java came to school and presented an 
exhibition of things from Java, along with an explanatory talk. The Javanese spoke 
of the customs and dress in Java. While explaining the dress of the Javanese, he 
asked two boys and two girls to come up to the stage. He dressed Juanita Ridgeway 
in a rich family's wedding dress. Phyllis McCay became a shopper in a Java 
store. From a seemingly large piece of stripped cloth, and a short, long sleeved 
jacket, the man transformed Roy Caldwell into a common man, from Java. Dean 
Seely wore a long, blue garment and his dress was typical of a higher class man 
from Java. The scene was now complete, and with the youths dressed in Javanese 
clothing, the Javanese concluded his very interesting assembly. 





















Mrs. C. Long, Mrs. N. Braden, Miss V. Hughes, Mrs. F. Coen, Mrs. G. Stormer, Mrs. E. 
Gardner, Mrs. H. Morgan. 


In 1950-1951 we had an active P.T.A. organization. They promoted good feel¬ 
ing between teachers and parents while giving them a chance to discuss problems 
about youth. 

The P.T.A. sponsored a trip for the class that got the most parents to attend 
p the meetings. The Sophomores were ahead by the February meeting. At some 
P.T.A. meetings the students presented programs which included tumbling, tap 
p dancing, solos, and the annual P.T.A. speech contest. 

A We think the P.T.A. did a good deal of fine work. The officers were: 


President.Mrs. Herry Morgan 

Vice-President.Mrs. Noel Braden 

Secretary.Mrs. Earl Gardner 

Treasurer.Mrs. Clifford Long 

Historian.Mrs. Ben Caplinger, Jr. 


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MELBOURNE E LB RIDGE LAZELL, JR. 
“Sonny** 

“Worry kills men, I*m in the best of 
health.’* 

F.F.A. - 1,2,3,4; F.F.A. President - 
4; F.F.A. - Vice-President - 3; F.F. 
A. Treasurer - 2; F.F.A. Judging - 
1,2,3,4; F.F.A. Parliamentary Pro¬ 
cedure - 3,4; Hi Y - 1,2,3,4; Hi Y 
Secretary - 3; C.A.P. - 4; Camera 
Club - 3; Class Vice-President - 1; 
Class President - 4; Student Council 
2; Pep Committee - 3; Baseball - 1, 
2,3,4; Football - 1,2,3,4; Track - 1, 
2,3,4; Basketball - 1,2,3,4; “Seven¬ 
teen Is Terrific" - 3; "We Shook 
The Family Tree** - 4; Blue and 
Gold - 2,3,4; Boys' State - 3; Snow 
King - 4; Annual Staff - 4. 


DAVID LLEWELLYN FOULKE 
“Dave" 

"An innocent face, but you can never 
tell." 

F.F.A. - 1,2,3,4; Spanish Club - 2,3, 
4; Spanish Club Vice-President - 3; 
Hi Y - 1,2,3,4; Class Vice-President 
4; Student Council - 3; “We Shook 
The Family Tree" - 4; Radio Club - 
2; Camera Club - 2,3; Sentinel F.F. 
A - 4; P.T.A. Panel Discussion - 1; 
Judging Team - 1,2,4; Annual Staff - 
4; Librarian - 3. 


PEGGY JOANNE LUCKENBILL 
“Pete" 

“I want what I want when I want it.' 
Decatur - l£ years; Hi Tri - 2,3,4; 

F. H.A. - 2,3,4; F.H.A. Secretary - 
4; F.H.A. Projects Chairman - 3; 
Class Secretary - 4; Glee Club - 

G. A.A. - 3,4; Blue and Gold - 3.4; 
“Seventeen Is Terrific” - 3; Pep 
Squad - 2,3,4; “American Pano¬ 
rama" - 2; Student Council - 3; 
Student Council Secretary - 3; 
Solo-District Contest - 3,4; Annual 
Staff - 4. 


BETTY JOAN WEIKLE 
“Wiggles" 

“A scholar fine, a peppy one, too.” 
F.H.A. - 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. Secretary- 
3; G.A.A. - 2,3,4; Glee Club - 1, 2; 
Camera Club - 3; Camera Club Sec¬ 
retary - 3; Class Treasurer - 3,4; 
“Seventeen Is Terrific" - 3; Pep 
Committee - 2,4; Cheerleader - 2,4; 
American Panorama - 2; Pep Squad 
1,2,3,4; Annual Staff - 4; Blue and 
Gold - 2,3,4; Xmas Capers Queen 
Candidate - 4. 










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WILLIAM LEE BAILEY 
••Bill" 

“The harder I try to be good, the 
worse I am." 

C.A.P. - 1,4; Boys' Club - 1.2.3.4; 
Class President - 1; "Seventeen Is 
Terrific" - 3; “We Shook The Fam¬ 
ily Tree" - 4; Football - 2,3; Bas¬ 
ketball - 1,3; Baseball - 2,3; Span¬ 
ish Club - 3,4; Annual Staff - 4; Blue 
and Cold - 4; Radio Club - 1,2. 


REVA MAXINE BRISTOW 
"Rev" 

"She looks like an angel, and talks 
like one, too, but you never can tell 
what an angel will do." 

Hi Tri - 1,2,3,4; Hi Tri Secretary - 
4; F.H.A. - 1,2,3,4; G.A.A. 3; Stu¬ 
dent Council - 1; Class Secretary - 
2; Blue and Gold - 1,2,3,4; Annual 
Staff - 4; Senior Play Student Di¬ 
rector - 4; Snow Queen Candidate - 
3; Homecoming Queen Candidate - 
1,2,3,4; Homecoming Queen - 4; Li¬ 
brarian - 2,3,4; American Pano¬ 
rama - 2; Glee Club - 1; Pep Squad- 


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NANCY JANE BLISS 
"Blitz" 

"I'm always studying either styles 
or men - mostly men." 

F.H.A. - 1,2,3,4; Hi Tri - 1,2,3,4; 
Glee Club - 2,3; C.A.P. - 2; G.A.A. 
2,3,4; Blue and Gold - 3,4; Class 
Treasurer - 1; "Seventeen Is Ter¬ 
rific" - 3; "We Shook The Family 
Tree" - 4; Annual Staff - 4; Cheer¬ 
leader - 3; Substitute Cheerleader - 
2; Pep Squad - 2,3,4; Tumbling 
Team - 2,4; American Panorama - 
2 . 


DELBERT CLAIRE CLIFTON 
"Del" 

"Content to follow where he’s led." 
C.A.P. - 2,3,4; Boys' Club - 1,2,3,4; 
Radio Club - 1.2; F.F.A. - 1.2,3,4; 
Band - 1,2,3; Annual Staff - 4; 
Camera Club - 2,3 . 




THOMAS GERALD BOLEN 



"Jerry" 

"I knew a boy who knew another boy 
who went crazy from over study. 

I'm just cautious, that’s all." 
"Seventeen Is Terrific" - 3; "We 
Shook The Family Tree" - 4; Band- 
1,2,3,4; Camera Club - 2,3; P.T.A. 
Debate - 4; Spanish Club - 2,3,4; 
Spanish Club Secretary - 4; Baseball 
3; Annual Staff - 4; Hi Y - 1,2,3,4; 
Radio Club - 1,2; C.A.P. - 2,3,4. 


BETTY RUTH COLE 
"Bet" 

*X2uiet, well mannered and a friend 
to all". 

Hi Tri - 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. - 1,2,3,4; 
Blue and Gold - 3; Annual Staff - 4; 
Librarian - 4; Glee Club - 1; Pep 




















EATHEL JEWEL COX 
"Eath" 

"Teachers and classes are my only 
objections to an education." 

Atwood High School - 1; Hi Tri - 1, 
2,3,4; F.H.A. - 1,2,3,4; Glee Club - 
2,3,4; G.A.A. - 2,3,4; Blue and Gold 
3,4; "We Shook The Family Tree"- 
4; Pep Squad - 2,3,4; Annual Staff 4; 
American Panorama - 2; District 
Contest, Sextet - 3. 


MARY LOUISE DUNHAM 
"Mary Lou" 

Hi Tri - 1,2,3,4; Hi Tri Y ice-Presi¬ 
dent - 4; F.H.A. - 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. 
Parliamentarian - 3; Glee Club - 1, 
2,3; Spanish Club - 2; Spanish Club 
Secretary - 2; G.A.A. - 2,3,4; G.A. 
A. President - 4; Tumbling Team - 
2,4; Tumbling President - 4; Band- 
2,3; Blue and Gold - 2,3,4; "Seven¬ 
teen Is Terrific" - 3; "We Shook 
The Family Tree - 4; Librarian - 
2,3,4; Cheerleader - 3; Pep Squad - 
1,2,3,4; Pep Committee - 2,3; An¬ 
nual Staff - 4; American Panorama 
2; District Contest, Sextet - 3. 





JANE ANN DOAK 
"Janie" 

"She alone has energy who cannot be 
deprived of it." 

F.H.A. - 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. Camp Dele¬ 
gate - 1; F.H.A. President - 3; F.H.A. 
Historian - 4; Hi Tri - 1,2,3,4; Hi 
Tri Treasurer - 4; Pep Committee - 
2,3,4; Cheerleader - 2,4; Pep Squad - 
2,3,4; Student Council - 4; Student 
Council Vice-President - 4; Glee 
Club - 1; American Panorama - 2; 
C.A.P. - 2; Camera Club - 3; Home¬ 
coming Queen Candidate - 4; P.T.A. 
Speech Contest - 3; "Seventeen Is 
Terrific" - 3; "We Shook The Fam¬ 
ily Tree" - 4; Blue and Gold - 3,4; 
Annual Staff - 4. 


LEON McLEAN FORNWALT 
"Pete" 

"Two speeds -- low and super low." 
Roosevelt Jr. High - 1; Football 
Manager - 2; Basketball - 2,3,4; 
Football - 3 r 4; "Seventeen Is Ter¬ 
rific" - 3; Hi Y - 2,3,4; C.A.P. - 
2,3,4; Blue and Gold - 4; Annual 
Staff 4. 



ESTHER EVELYN DUBSON 
"Essie " 

"A gentle, quiet lady." 

G.A.A. - 2; Hi Tri - 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. 
1,2,3,4; Glee Club - 2; Annual Staff 
4; Blue and Gold - 4; Librarian-3,4; 
Pep Squad - 4; American Panorama 
2 . 


MARY ELEANOR GARDNER 
"Henry" 

"Always willing to learn." 

Hi Tri - 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. - 1,2,3,4; 
Glee Club - 1,2; G.A.A. - 2; Pep 
Squad - 4; Annual Staff - 4. 
























ROBERT McLEAN GENTLE 
“Bob" 

“A boy you like to know, but have to 
know to like." 

Annual Staff - 4; Stage Manager - 3,4; 
Band - 1,2,3,4; Hi Y - 1,2,3,4; Radio ’ 
1,2; Camera Club - 1,3; Basketball - 
1,3; C.A.P. - 3,4. 



GROVER CLEVELAND MASHBURN, JR. 
“Junior" 

“There must be some hard work in 
him, for none of it ever came out." 

Hi Y - 1,2,3,4; Radio Club - 2; Foot¬ 
ball - 3; Basketball - 1,2,3,4; An¬ 
nual Staff - 4. 







GARY LOWELL HUGHES 
“F unger" 

“Work? What’s that?" 

F.F.A. - 4; Hi Y - 1.2,3,4; Football 
1,3,4; Basketball - 2,3,4; Track - 1, 
2; Baseball - 1,2,3; Blue and Gold - 
2,4; Class Secretary - 1; C.A.P. - 
2,3,4; Radio Club - 1,2; Camera Club 
2; Band - 1. 


JERRY ROSS PENNY PACKER 
“Jet" 

“Young man, why do you talk and 
talk and talk ?“ 

Football - 1,2,3,4; Baseball - 1,2,3; 
Track - 1; Basketball 2,3; Class 
President - 3; “Seventeen Is Ter¬ 
rific" - 3; “We Shook The Family 
Tree" - 4; Hi Y - 1.2,3,4; Band - 
1; Radio Club - 1; C.A.P. - 2; Blue 
and Gold - 2,3; Annual Staff - 4. 


BETTY JUNE LANTER 
“Junie" 

“True to her work, her word, and 
her friends." 

F. H.A. - 1,2,3,4; Hi Tri - 1,2,3,4; 

G. A.A. - 2,3,4; G.A.A. Secretary - 
4; Band - 1,2,3,4; Band Council - 4; 
Pep Club - 4; Pep Club Chairman-4; 
“Seventeen Is Terrific” - 3; “We 
Shook The Family Tree” - 4; C.A. 

P. - 2; Spanish Club - 2,3,4; Span¬ 
ish Club President - 4; Blue and 
Gold - 1,2,3,4; Annual Co-Editor - 
4; P.T.A. Panel Discussion - 1; 
P.T.A. Debate - 4; American Pan¬ 
orama - 2; Pep Squad - 2; Librar¬ 
ian - 3; Glee Club - 1; D.A.R. - 4. 


JUANITA FERN RIDGEWAY 
“Ridge" 

“Full of vim, vigor, and vitality." 

F. H.A. - 1.2,3,4; Hi Tri - 1.2,3,4; 

G. A.A. - 2,3,4; Glee Club - 1,2; Pep 
Squad - 2,3,4; Annual Staff - 4; Blue 
and Gold - 4; F.H.A. Secretary - 2; 
F.H.A. Degrees Chairman - 4; Hi 
Tri President - 4; Class Treasurer - 
2; “We Shook The Family Tree” - 

4; Librarian - 2,3,4; American Pan¬ 
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PHYLLIS AILEEN RILEY 
M PeeWee M 

“One may live and learn.” 

Hi Tri - 1,2,3,4; Glee Club - 3; G.A.A 
2,3,4; Tumbling Team - 1,2,3,4; “We 
Shook the Family Tree” - 4; F. H. A. 
1,2,3,4; Blue and Gold - 4; Pep Squad 
4; Annual Staff - 4; Pep Committee - 
1; American Panorama - 2. 




NORMA JEAN STORMER 
“Stub” 

“Brains -- has that girl got ’em.' ” 
Hi Tri - 1.2,3,4; F.H.A. - 1,2,3,4; 
Pep Committee - 1; Girls’ State 




Award - 3; Librarian - 1,2,3,4; Glee 
Club - 1, 2; Blue and Gold - 1,2,3,4; 
Annual Staff - 4; Jr. Play Student 
Director - 3; G.A.A. - 2; Pep Squad 
2,3; Blue and Gold Editor - 4; Amer¬ 
ican Panorama - 2; F.H.A. Accom¬ 
panist - 3; Hi Tri Program Chair¬ 
man - 3; P.T.A. Student Represent¬ 
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DEAN ARTHUR SEELY 
”Arky” 

“He’s not as meek as he looks.” 

Hi Y - 1,2,3,4; F.F.A. - 1,2,3,4; Band 
1,2,3,4; Annual Staff - 4; Radio Club 
1,4; Camera Club 1,2,3. 


DORWIN WAYNE SULLIVAN 
“Dode” 

"He should join the Navy and let the 
world see him.” 

F.F.A. - 1,2,3,4; F.F.A. Vice-Pres¬ 
ident - 4; Judging - 1,2,3,4; Parli¬ 
amentary Procedure - 3,4; Essay 
Contest vVinner - 3; Class Vice-Pres¬ 
ident - 2; Student Council Treasurer 
1; Pep Committee - 4; Hi Y - 1,2,3,4; 
C.A.P. - 4; “Seventeen Is Terrific” 

3; “We Shook the Family Tree” - 4; 
Football 2,3,4; Basketball 1,4; Radio 
Club - 4; Blue and Gold - 4; Annual 
Staff - 4. 




WILLIAM STANLEY SINKOSKY, JR. 
“Bill” 

"Those who say least talk most, I 
say little.” 

Football - 2,3,4; Basketball - 1,2, 
3.4.; Beseball - 1.2; Track - 1; Hi 
Y - 1,2,3,4; President of Student 
Council - 4; Annual Staff - 4; Pep 
Committee - 2; Student Council 4. 


MARIAN JEAN VAUGHAN 
“Bid” 

"Judge not a book by its cover.” 
F.H.A. - 1,2,3.4; F.H.A. Secretary - 
1; F.H.A. Treasurer - 4; Hi Tri - 
1,2,3.4; G.A.A. - 2,3,4; Pep Squad - 
2,3,4; Twirler - 1; American Pan¬ 
orama - 2; Glee Club - 1,2; Camera 
Club - 3; Blue and Gold - 2,3,4; An¬ 
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Class History 

We started out as “Green Freshies" of Circle *51 in the fall of 1947, with 34 
dudes, and Miss Kay Mailers as our foreman. Her assistants were*. William 
Bailey, President; Melbourne Lazell, Vice-President; Gary Hughes, Secretary; 
Nancy Bliss, Treasurer; Norma Jean Stormer and Phyllis Riley, Pep Committee 
representatives; Dorwin Sullivan and Reva Bristow as student council representa¬ 
tives. The homecoming queen candidates were Reva Bristow and Marilyn Greene. 

Just like any other dudes we thought our locker combinations had been switch¬ 
ed and our rooms changed. We will never forget initiation with our green caps, 
lipstick, and our clothes on backwards. During the year we lost Donald Finch, 

Dale Kramer, but we gained Bill Sinkosky. 

The second year our officers were: President, Mary Jay; Vice-President, 
Dorwin Sullivan; Secretary, Reva Bristow; Treasurer, Juanita Ridgeway with 
Mr. Dale Shull taking over as our foreman. Student Council members were 
Marilyn Greene and Melbourne Lazell. Pep Committee members were Jane Doak 
and Bill Sinkosky. The Circle *51 lost Phil Arnold, Lloyd Creekmur, Marilyn 
Greene, Barbara Sullivan, Charlotte Williams, and Patty Snyder while we gained 
Leon Fornwalt, Mary Fredricks, and Peggy Luckenbill, We were well represent¬ 
ed in sports throughout the year and proud to have the cheerleaders, Jane Doak, 
Mary Jay, and Betty vVeikle from our class. 

We all made it to our Junior year except Richard Reed and Mary Helen 
Fredricks, We were busy with the magazine campaign, ordering class rings, the 
class play, and the Junior-Senior Banquet with Coach Boyd and Mrs. Coen as fore¬ 
man. The officers were: President, Jerry Pennypacker; Vice-President, Jack 
Walters; Secretary, Mary Jay; Treasurer, Betty Weikle; Student Council members, 
Peggy Luckenbill and David Foulke, Pep Committee members, Jane Doak and 
Melbourne Lazell. Mary Lou Dunham and Nancy Bliss were two of our cheerlead¬ 
ers. 

Now we are completing the “ROUND UP** with Melbourne Lazell as President; 
David Foulke as Vice-President; Peggy Luckenbill as Secretary; Betty Weikle as 
Treasurer and Kathryn Richner as our foreman. 

We returned to “THE ROUND UP** without Barbara Bliss, Mary Jay, and Jack 
W alters. 

The 51 *ers were proud of our play “We Shook The Family Tree”, Reva 
Bristow as Homecoming Queen, Marian Vaughan as Xmas Capers Queen, all the 
boys on the basketball and football teams, with Jane Doak and Betty Weikle as our 
cheerleaders. 

At Homecoming our float won us a blue ribbon. 

Now with twenty-eight of us coming in the “ROUND UP” we have completed our 
journey across the hills and valleys of high school life. 


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Class Poem 

*Twas the year of forty-seven 

We came to Maroa High 

Just a green bunch of Freshmen, 

We were bound to do or die. 

We met new friends and teachers, too 
Our aim was have our fun 
But sometimes things got pretty tough 
The Motto, “all for one'*. 

Our Sophomore year was different 
Hard work to gain success 
But through this year we swiftly flew 
More quickly than we guessed. 

We started on as Juniors 
Each day learned something new 
We saw the goal ahead of us 
And knew our days were few. 

Now many years have brought it near, 
By wishing days will pass 
For now the time is almost up 
We’re in our Senior Class. 

As high school days are over 
We bade you fond farewell 
To school days and the teachers 
In our memories, classmates dwell. 

CLASS MOTTO -- “All For One, And 
One For All." 

CLASS COLORS -- Rust and Gold 

CLASS FLOWERS -- Talisman Roses 


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is given to a Senior girl. Several girls 
were chosen by the class, then the faculty 
voted for one girl by secret ballot. It was 
won this year by Betty June Lanter. 

The qualities on which the winner was 
picked were: dependability, co-operation, 
service, and patriotism. 

Miss Lanter was active in the school 
band, member of the Blue and Gold Staff, 
on the Pep Committee, co-editor of THE 
ROUNDUP, and many other organizations. 










Prophecy 

It is now the year of 1961, and as we look around we see some of the members have 
left the Circle *51. 

After leaving the Circle *51, William Lee Bailey went to Detroit, Michigan, where, aft¬ 
er continuous hard work, he has become the President of General Motors. 

Miss Nancy Bliss is now the head of a school where she trains capable waitresses in 
their duties. 

X. Gerald Bolen is now a famous surgeon, he got his practice cutting his hands in 
Chemistry laboratory. 

Re va Bristow is now a stewardess for the Keyes Airline Inc. She gained her poise 
while riding at a high speed in new automobiles. 

De lbert Clifton is now famous because of his invention, a new type of automobile en¬ 
gine with no piston. 

Betty Cole is now a nurse who gained her experience by reviving people who had faint¬ 
ed as a result of her driving. 

Eathel Cox is the owner of the largest chain of beauty parlors in the state. 

Jane Doak has become famous of her portrayal of Annie Oakley in the well-known pro¬ 
duction *‘Annie Grab Your Slingshot.** 

Mary Dunham is now the United States Ambassador to Mexico. The Spanish course she 
took at Maroa High is proving very useful in this new appointment. 

Esther Dubs on now works in the Chicago Chemical Laboratory known as the famous 
technician from the Physics class at Maroa. 

Dave Foulke is now a cab driver, he gained his experience by taking girls for a **spin‘* 
at old M. C. H. S. 

Leon Fonrwalt has gained fame recently by repainting the White House. It seems Leon 
got his buckets a little mixed, because for the first time in history the White House is a 
beautiful shade of orange. 

Mary Gardner after extensive work in her chemical laboratory has discovered a cure 
for the common cold. 

Bob Gentle by exceedingly hard work and industrious labor over the past ten years, has 
succeeded in figuring out the ninth dimension. 

Gary Hughes after ten years on the job, he is now the assistant manager of the Maroa 
Farmers Co-operative Elevator at Maroa. 

Betty June Lanter has now become the new chemistry teacher, as the now famous 
Mr. John Kitowski has retired, and is a professor emeritus at Columbia University. 

After years of study at the University of Minnesota, M. E, Lazell has become one of 
Illinois best known veterinarians. He is well known for his book, “The Care and Feeding 
of Sick Angora Rabbits.*’ 

Peggy Luckenbill is now a vocalist with Vaughan Monroe’s orchestra. 

While drilling for wells, Jr. Mashburn struck oil and is now one of the Circle *51‘s 
most prominent retired oil men. 

Jerry Pennypacker is now a professional wrestler appearing nightly on television. 

Juanita Ridgeway is now happily married to Jim Reed and the proud mother of twin 
boys (heaven help her). 

Phyllis Riley is an actress who plays the part of the spinster ini the famous Broadway 
production, “The Old Maids.*’ 

Dean Seely has gained recognition by piloting jets that go faster than sound. If anyone 
wants to hear a conversation at M. C. H. S. back in 1951, Dean will fly faster than sound 
and you can hear a conversation of ten years ago. 

Bill Sinkosky is now a professional football player. In his most recent game he threw 
four passes and caught them himself to win the game. 

Norma Jean Stormer is now engaged in secretarial work in the front office of the 
Pittsburgh Pirates. 

Dorwin Sullivan is now the owner and operator of Sullivan’s mortuary. 

Marian Vaughan has become a successful dress designer and often has her chauffeur 
drive her back to the Circle *51 in her new Cadillac. 

Betty Weikle is now playing a double piano duet with Kathy Randall at the Roxy. 

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Class Will 


We, the hands of the Circle '51, of Maroa High School, of the city of Maroa, of 
the county of Macon, and of the state of Illinois, being of sound ( ?) mind, which is 
more than most classes can say after four years at Maroa High, do solemnly make, 
publish, and declare this our first and last will and testament. 

We the Senior Class of 1951, to the Freshmen bequeath our athletic ability, to 
the Sophomores our laughing and humorous nature, to the Juniors our money mak¬ 
ing ability, and last but not least, to the teachers we bequeath all the work they 
have been unable to get out of us. 

I, William Lee Bailey , bequeath my beautiful curly hair to Richard Hockaday. 

I, Nancy Jane Bliss , bequeath my love for Decatur to L ouise Argo. 

I, Thomas Gerald Bolen , bequeath my ability to make bright remarks to Jack 
Coffman. 


I, Reva Maxine Bristo w, bequeath my homecoming crown to next year's queen. 

I, Delbert Claire Clifton bequeath my love of agriculture to Donald Braden. 

I, B etty Ruth Cole, bequeath my ability to get the car to Linda Paschal. 

I, Eathe l Je wel Cox , bequeath my long dark hair to Betty Fenton . 

I, Jane Ann Doak , bequeath my ability to talk all the time to Sue Sullivan, even 
though she doesn't need it. 

I, Esther Evelyn Dubson , bequeath my shyness to Kathleen Randall. 

I, Mary Louise Dunham , bequeath my athletic ability to Lila Mayall. 

I, Leon McLean Fornwalt, bequeath my ability to attract redheads to Frank Weikle. 
I, David Llewellyn Foul ke, bequeath my acting ability to Richard Smith. 

I, Mary Eleanor Gardner , bequeath my quietness to J anice Mathews . 

I, Robert McLean Gentle , bequeath my studious nature to Fred Tozer. 

I, Gary Lowell Hughes , bequeath my basketball ability to Winfield Scott. 

It Betty Ju ne Lanter , bequeath my good naturedness to Alice Hoffman. 

I, Melbourne E lb ridge Lazell, Jr., bequeath my physique to Norman Mayall. 

I, Peg gy Joanne Luckenbill , bequeath my singing ability to Shirley Wise. 


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l t G rover Cleveland Mashburn, Jr., bequeath my books to **Red** Smith, so he can 
keejTthe kids warm next year. 

Je rry Ross Pennypacker , bequeath my careful driving to Ted. 

X t Juanita Fern Ridgeway , bequeath my ability to be engaged to Patty Luallen. 

\ t Dean Arthur Seely , bequeath my long legs to J im Parker . 

\ t William Stanley Sinkosky, Jr, , bequeath my football ability to Jo Kinkaid . 

Norma Jean Stormer, bequeath my ability to dress well and my neatness to 
Phyllis Crutcher . 

l 9 Dorwin Wayne Sullivan, bequeath my pleasant personality to Rodney Hughes . 

I f Marian Jean Vaughan , bequeath my big blue eyes to Carol Kincaid . 

I, Betty JoanWeikle , bequeath my ability to go steady so long to Donna Reed . 

The above and foregoing instrument was, at the date thereof, cussed and discus¬ 
sed, proclaimed and published by the said Senior Class of 1951 as our last will and 
testament, in the presence of each other, believing ourselves to be free from fraud, 
duress, or undue influence, do hereunto subscribe our names this twenty-fifth day 
of May, 1951 A. D. 
























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1ST ROW: Mr. Kitowski, A. Polette, J. Coffman, P. McCay, L. Wilson. A. Hanks. 

2ND ROW: R. Foster, K. Randall, F. Tozer, D. Arnold, E. Pennypacker, J. Widick. 

3RD ROW; C. Kinkaid, L. Moberly, P. Weber, D. Campbell, J. Graupman, J. Mathews. 
4TH ROW: R. Smith, D. Braden, L. Ruch, R. Morgan, R. Hockaday. 


Twenty-two cowhands started their Junior year at the Circle *51 this fall with 
John E. Kitowski as their foreman. They are looking forward to being promoted 
next year. 

During the ranching season Pat Weber and Carol Kinkaid were gained and 
Gordon Wisnasky and Glenn Terrell were lost to K.M.I. 

In the Homecoming parade they claimed second place with their float. They 
branded Phyllis McCay and Joyce Graupman as their Homecoming Queen candid¬ 
ates. At the Christmas Capers Dance, Janet Widick and Phyllis McCay were the 
Queen candidates and Dick Smith and Jack Coffman were the King candidates. 

The officers elected for this year were: 

President. Leroy Wilson 

Vice-President.Andy Polette 

Secretary.Phyllis McCay 

Treasurer.. . .Jack Coffman 

Student Council representatives were Richard Hockaday and Joyce Graupman. 

Pep Committee representatives were Bob Foster and Kathy Randall. 










1ST ROW; 

2ND ROW: 

3RD ROW: 

4TH ROW; 
5TH ROW; 


D. Butler, Miss V. Hughes, G. Hale, J. Marlow, J. Rodgers, B. Dash, M. Long, 
R. Caldwell. 

B. Harris, D. Boldrey, K. Price, S. Sullivan, E. Grutman, D. Reed, J. Stenson, 
J. Parker. 

A. Hoffman, C. Braden, D. Andes, T. Ringo, M. Russell, B. Fenton, D. Griffin, 
J. Lowe. 

P. Tolby, M. Morgan, E. Foulke, E. Jennings, N. McKiney, S. Cooper, L. Argo. 
R. Clifton, P. Fornwalt, E. Brown, B. Caplinger. D. Pennypacker, J. H. 
Pittman, J. Luallen, R. Rose, S. Wise. 


Forty hard working cowhands returned to *51 Ranch for their Sophomore year 
with Miss Virginia Hughes as their foreman. 


During the ranching season Donna Griffin and Thelma Ringo were gained and 
Mary Gilbert, Bob Vaughan and Bill Busick were lost. 

The Homecoming Queen Candidates were Sue Sullivan and Louise Argo. At 
the Christmas Capers Dance, Charlotte Braden and Mary Long were Queen cand¬ 
idates and Richard Rose and John Rogers were the King candidates. 

The officers chosen for the year were: 

President.John Rogers 

Vice-President.Janice Marlow 

Secretary.Genevieve Hale 

Treasurer.Robert Dash 



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The Student Council representatives were Dick Rose and Sue Sullivan. 
The Pep Committee representatives were Jim Parker and Louise Argo. 













1ST ROW: M. Austin, Miss R. Hughes, N. Mcllvenna, W. Scott, F. Weikle, V. Vaughan 

E. Kaiser, L. Mayall. 

2ND ROW: S. Mathews, P. Crutcher, L. Blaz.er, G. Woodcock. J. Lorton, B. Brown, 

L. Paschal, M. Ishmael. 


3RD ROW; C. King, E. Hockaday, S. Bennett, B. Reed, S. Dorsey, S. Staudt, J. Kinkaid, 

4TH ROW: D. Boyer, C. Randall, J. Pollette, J. Collett, P. Connely, T. Pennypacker, 

E. Runyan. 

5TH ROW; P. Luallen, Bev. Caplinger, D. Wikowski, D. Miller, R. Hughes, N. Atkins. 


Thirty-five green cowhands started in for a stretch of four years at Circle ’51 
this fall with Miss Rebecca Hughes as foreman. 

The officers elected were: 


jT President.Winfield Scott 

r Vice-President.Frank Weikle 

Secretary.Virginia Vaughan 

Treasurer.Nancy Mcllvenna 

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H Student Council representatives were Earlene Kaiser and David Boyer. 

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g The Pep Committee representatives were Beverly Caplinger and Rodney Hughes. 

N The Homecoming Oueen candidates were Virginia Vaughan and Beverly 

Caplinger. 

At the Christmas Capers Dance Elsie Hockaday and Beverly Caplinger were 
the Queen candidates. Winfield Scott and David Boyer were the King candidates. 

The Freshman Initiation Party was the highlight of the Freshmen's history 
this year. 


























1ST ROW: 
2ND ROW; 


3RD ROW; 


£. Foulke, K. Price, N. Atkins, D. Arnold, B. Gentle. 

J. Bolen, B. Harris, N. McKinney, P. Connelly, D. Boyer, D. Miller, J. Mathews, 
C. Hale, M. Morgan, £. Kaiser, A. Hoffman. 

Miss Ravnaas, Bev. Caplinger, S. Cooper, W. Scott, C. Braden, B. Lamer, D. 
Seely, J. Marlow, D. W ikowski. 


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The total number of students in the band program were thirty, including a be¬ 
ginner's group who started this tall. The band met every Monday, Wednesday, and 
Friday during zero hour. The beginners* band met on Thursdays. 

During the months of September and October the band spent most of its time on 
the football field practicing, drilling, and marching, shows for the Football games. 
They performed during half-time at four home football games. 

They were invited to Assumption, and marched in a pre-game parade to the 
football fields and played with the Assumption band during half-time. 

The band led the Homecoming Parade through Maroa. The following day they 
marched with thirteen other high school bands and three college bands at Normal, 
Illinois, during the Homecoming Parade at Normal. They attended, but did not 
compete, in the high school band marching contest there. 


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A. Hoffman, C. Braden, G. Hale, K. Randall, D. Boldrey. 


All during the marching season the band was led by Genevieve Hale, drum- 
majorette, The T wirier s’ added new hats with plumes this year, and a special 
distinctive uniform was secured for the drum majorette, 

^ The band entered the district contest at Farmer City, April seventh, and had 

W several entries in the solo and ensemble contest, March thirty-first. Ensemble 

/ entries were a clarinet quartet, saxophone quartet, two cornet trios, and a drum 

U quartet. 

The band gave it’s annual spring concert at the high school, March twenty- 
E first, 

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F riday. 

As usual the band participated in the Memorial Day parade. The band will 
lose four members by graduation; Dean Seely, Bob Gentle, Betty June Lanter, 
and Jerry Bolen, but hopes to gain eighteen next fall. 


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1ST ROW: 
2ND ROW; 
3RD ROW : 
4TH ROW: 


E. Cox, M. Vaughan, B. Lanter, J. btormer, J. Coffman, Mrs. Coen, 

P. Luckenbill, P. Riley. 

R. Bristow, N. Bliss, J. Parker, J. Doak, P. Crutcher, S. Cooper, M. Morgan, 
A. Hanks, E. Dubson, P. Luallen. 

G. Hughes, J. Ridgeway, M. Dunham, J. Mathews, D. Smith, E. Jennings, M. 
Russell. 

K. Randall, D. Sullivan, B. Bailey, L. Fornwalt, B. Weikle. 


The Blue and Gold was published monthly, edited by Norma Jean Stormer and her 
assistant Jack Coffman. Mrs. Coen was the sponsor. The members of the staff, who 
co-operated well in getting the paper to the Circle '51 on time, were as follows: 


Editor. 

Assistant Editor. 

Business Manager. 

Assistant Business Manager- 

Sports Editors. 

Sullivan, Janice 
Assistant Sports Editors. . . . 

Circulation Manager. 

Assistant Circulation 

Managers. 

Advertising Manager. 

Assistant Advertising 

Manager. .. 

Mime og raphe r s. 


Norma Jean Art.Marialyce Russell 

Stormer Ellen Jennings 

Jack Coffman Joke Editor.Jim Parker 

Betty June Orchids and Onions -Dick Smith 

lanter Peggy Luckenbill 

Marian Can You Imagine . . . Nancy Bliss 

Vaughan Who’s Who.Mary Lou Dunham 

Dorwin Little Audrey.Jack Coffman 

Mathews Senior Reporter. . . . Eathel Cox 

Mel Lazell Junior Reporter. . . . Audrey Hanks 

Gary Hughes Sophomore 

Esther Reporter.Sharilyn Cooper 

Dubson Freshman 

Reporter.Pat Luallen 

Phyllis Riley General Reporters . .Pat Weber 
Betty Weikle Marilyn Morgan 

Juanita Ridgeway Phyllis Crutcher 

Leon Fornwalt Bill Bailey 

Betty June Lanter 

Kathleen Randall Betty Weikle 

Jane Doak Juanita Ridgeway 

Reva Bristow 


























1ST ROW: D. Reed, G. Woodcock, P. Luallen, P. Crutcher, L. Blazer, M. Ishmael, 

W. Scott. 


2ND ROW; Mr. Keyes, S. Bennett, J. Stinson, J. Kincaid, D. Wakosky, R. Clifton, 
B. Gentle, D. Clifton. 

3RD ROW: B. Bailey, J. Bolen, D. Miller, D. Braden, D. Sullivan, G. Hughes, 

L. F ornwalt. 


Civil Air Patrol has a new course called the Red Cause, this course requires 
one hour a week. The course consists of First Aid, military drill, C. A. P. reg- 
illations, navigations, mechanics, aerodynamics, meteorlogy, aerobatics, 

. emergency power plants, and plans for emergency. 

. The cadets, ages fifteen to eighteen, received valuable pre-flight training, 

p free of charge. While the course is semi-military, its main purpose is to en- 
• courage and foster civil aviation and to help America take its proper place in 

the air age of today. 

The C. A. P. unit was under the direction of Mr. Keyes. 


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This is the third year in which driver’s training has been offered in Maroa 
High School. 

Six weeks of classroom work is conducted with “The Man and The Motor Car" 
as the basic text. This is supplemented with actual “behind” the wheel training 
in a Chevrolet car, furnished through the courtesy of the S. E. Burke agency. 

In addition, classroom and road tests are given as prescribed by the State De¬ 
partment of Education and the Chicago Motor Club. A minimum of fifteen students 
each semester are enrolled in the course. They take their free hours and after 
school. This course is offered under the leadership of Mr. Kitowski. 


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1ST ROW: J. Rogers, J. Lowe, L. Wilson, D. Sullivan, J. Coffman, 0. Seely, D. Foulke, 

Mr. Nicol. 

2ND ROW* B. Harris, D. Boyer, R. Clifton, E, Runyen, E. Brown, D. Wikowsky, J. Parker. 
3RD ROW; B. Dash, B. Foster, J. Pettman, D. Miller, R. Smith, D. Braden, R. Morgan. 
4TH ROW: D. Clifton, R. Rose, G. Hughes, L. Ruch, R. Hughes. 


Betty Weikle was chosen, by the F.F.A. 
members, to be the Maroa FFA Chapter Sweet¬ 
heart. Betty was among eight girls, nominated 
by the boys, from each class. As Chapter 
Sweetheart, Betty received an FFA jacket. 



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The FFA boys, under the leadership of Mr. Nicol, elected the 
following officers: 


President.Melbourne Lazell, Jr. 

V ice-President.Dor win Sullivan 

Secretary.Jack Coffman 

Treasurer.I .JLeroy W ilson 

Reporter.Dean Seely 

Sentinel.David Foulke 


The chapter was represented at the sectional FFA fair, in 
Decatur, last summer, by fifteen boys who won two hundred and 
thirty dollars in premium money. At the sectional FFA grain and 
poultry show, held at Blue Mound, ten boys won sixty dollars in 
premiums. 

The officers attended a leadership training camp at Camp 
Seymour, in September. A wiener roast and hay ride was held with 
FHA girls, in the fall. 

Formal initiation ceremonies were held for both Green Hands 
and Chapter Farmers, early in the fall. 

A trip to Chicago was taken at the time of the International Live¬ 
stock Show. 

The contest entered were: grain and poultry judging, dairy and 
livestock judging, public speaking, parliamentary procedure, and 
land and soil conservation judging contest. 

A banquet was held in March, with the boys* fathers and mothers 
as guests. A project tour was taken and project pictures were made, 
in the spring. 

A gas welder was purchased by the chapter, and a chain gilt pro¬ 
ject was started. The chapter sold poison rat bait, and a farm safe¬ 
ty program, made a fire prevention survey, and had fertilizer and 
hybrid corn test plots. 

The FFA was active in all sectional chapter activities, while rec¬ 
reation nights were held in addition to two regular meetings each 
month. 


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1ST ROW; 

2ND ROW; 

3RD ROW; 

4TH ROW: 

5TH ROW: 


J. Marlow, D. Boldrey, Miss R. Hughes, K. Randall, M. Vaughan, P. Luckenbill, 

P. McCay, J. Mathews, J. Ridgeway, D. Pennypacker, J. Doak, E. Hockaday, 

P. Crutcher. 

P. Luallen, B. Brown, L. Mayall, K. Price, E. Greutman, L. Paschal, G. Woodcock, 
M. Ishmael, E. Kaiser, J. W idick, D. Griffen, D. Reed, J. Stinson, A. Hanks, C. 
Kinkaid, D. Andes. 

J. Lorton, D. Butler, C. Randall, M. Austin, M. Morgan, T. Ringo, P. i olDy, 

B. Fenton, C. King, S. Bennett, M. Russell, E. Jennings, C. Braden, N. McKinney 
E. Cox, N. Bliss. 

S. Sullivan, M. Dunham, B. Weikle, N. Stormer, B. Reed, S. Cooper, R. Bristow, 

P. Riley, S. Staudt, S. Dorsey, L. Moberly, L. Argo, E. Dubson, G. Hale, B. 

Cole, S. Mathews, Bev. Caplinger, V, Vaughan. 

A. Hoffman, N. Adkins, M. Long, E. Foulke, J. Polette, J. Collette, Barb 
Caplinger, M. Gardner, B. Lanter, D. Campbell, J. Graupman, N. Mcllvenna, 

P. Connelly, S. Wise. 


Under the direction of Miss Rebecca Hughes, the F. H. A. had a successful 
year. As the leaders of our club the following people were elected; 


President.Phyllis McCay F 

Vice-President.Janice Mathews 

Secretary.Peggy Luckenbill R 

Treasurer...Marian Vaughan 


The outstanding event of the year was the stationery sale. In order to par¬ 
ticipate in FHA you must have had at least one year, that is a required course, 
in Home Economics. 


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1ST ROW: 
2ND ROW 
3RD ROW 
4TH ROW 
5TH ROW 


A. Hoffman, D. Boldrey, J. Marlcrw, J. Mathews, M. Dunham, Mrs, Brandt, 

S. Sullivan, B. Lanter, K. Price, E. Gruetman, G. Woodcock, P. Crutcher. 

M. Morgan, C. Braden, P. Tolby, S. Bennett, M. Ishmael, E. Hockaday, 

A. Hanks, E. Kaiser, B. Brown, L. Paschal, M. Austin, C. Randall. 

J. Lorton, M. Vaughan, P. McCay, K. Randall, L. Argo, B. Reed, J. Widick, 

P. Luallen, D. Reed, J. Stinson, D. Griffin. 

R. Bristow, M. Russell, E. Jennings, N. Bliss, E. Cox, B. Weikle, J. Ridgeway, 
P. Riley, C. King, B. Fenton, N. McKinney, S. Cooper. 

T. Ringo, G. Hale, M. Long, E. Foulke, V. Vaughan, Bev. Caplinger, J. Polette, 

N. Mellvenna, D. Campbell, D. Pennypacker, P. Luckenbill, J. Doak. 


The cowgirls athletic club, G. A. A,, organized this year with Mrs. Brandt as 
their Sponsor. The following girls were elected officers: 


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A 

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President.Mary Lou Dunham 

Vice-President.Sue Sullivan 

Secretary..Betty June Lanter 

Treasurer.Janice Mathews 

Several parties have been planned during the year including swimming, bowl¬ 
ing, wiener roast and hayride. 


The club sponsored girls' class tournaments in volleyball and basketball; also, 
the tumbling team. 


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1ST ROW: 

2ND ROW; 

3RD ROWj 

4TH ROW; 

5TH ROW: 


P. L.uallen, J. Marlow, J. Mathews, P. McCay. M. Vaughan, R. Bristow, 

J. Ridgeway, M. Dunham, J. Doak, B. Lanter, Miss Arnold, E. Hockaday, 

P. Crutcher. 

B. Brown. L. Mayall, K. Price, E» Gruetman, L. Paschal, G. Woodcock, 

M. Ishmael, J. Widick, N. Bliss, D. Reed, J. Stinson, A. Hanks, 

C. Kinkaid, D. Andes. 

J. Lorton, D. Butler, M. Morgan, T. Ringo, P. Tolby, B. Fenton, C. King, 

S. Bennett, M. Russell, E. Jennings, C. Braden, N. McKinney, E. Cox, 

P. Luckenbill. 

S. Sullivan, B. Weikle, N. Stormer, B. Reed, S. Cooper, P. Riley, S. Staudt, 

K. Randall, L. Moberly, L. Argo, E. Dubson, G. Hale, B. Cole, S. Mathews^ 
Bev. Caplinger, V. Vaughan. 

D. Boldrey, A. Hoffman, M. Long, E. Foulke, J. Polette, J. Collette, Barb 
Caplinger, M. Gardner, D. Pennypacker, D. Campbell, J. Graupman, N. 
Mcllvenna, P. Connelly, S. Wise. 


The activities of the Hi Tri, under the direction of Miss Arnold, were centered 
around the Aims of Hi Tri, which are for the cowgirls of the Circle '51, We chose 
H as our leaders the following people: 


/ 

President.Juanita Ridgeway 

T Vice-President.Mary Lou Dunham 

R Secretary..Reva Bristow 

j Treasurer.Jane Doak 


Some outstanding events of the year included a bakery sale and the Mother and 
Daughter Banquet. At the banquet the new officers for the following year were installed. 


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1ST ROW: 

2ND ROW; 

3RD ROW; 
4TH ROW 


J. Porter, L. Bliwr, W. Scott, J. Kinks id, R. Clifton, R. Foster, T. Penr.ypacter, 
r. Weikle, 

D. Clifton, B. Dash, B, Gentle, J. Luallen, B. Sinkosky, J. Pennypacker, 

J. Maahburn. 

Mr. Keyes, D. Foulke, D. Braden, R. Caldwell, G. Hughes, J. Bolen, R. Smith. 

R. Morgan, L. Wilson, L. Ruck, L. Fornwalt, J, Coffman, D. Sullivan, D. Seely, 

B. Bailey. 


Hi Y was under the direction of Mr. Keyes. The purpose of the club was the 
promotion and maintenance of good sportsmanship, citizenship, care of school 
property, good character and conduct, and sound preparation for future life. 


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SEATED: 

STANDING: 


N. McKinney, D. Butler, R. Bristow, A. Hoffman, C. Kinkaid, M. Dunham. 
J. Graupman, D. Pennypacker, Mr. Kitowski, L. Fornwalt, J. Ridgeway, 
B. Cole, E. Dubson, M. Morgan. 


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B Mr. John Kitowski was in charge of the Library this year. During each period 

ft of the day, different student librarians, who volunteered their services, had charge 
of directing the work in the library. Their duties consisted of checking books in 
and out, straightening the shelves, and helping to keep the library neat and clean. 

R The library furnished the reference, as well as reading material, for the Circle *51. 

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1ST ROW: B. Weikle, J. Doak, K. Randall. 

2ND ROW; J. Parker, S. Sullivan, B. Larner, D. Sullivan, Mr*. Brandt. 

3RD ROW; Bev. Caplinger, R. Foster, R, Hughes, L. Argo. 


Under the guidance of Mrs. Brandt, the pep committee, who keeps up the spirit 
of the school, had a very successful year. One of the main highlights of the year 
was the sponsoring of the Homecoming. They have also sponsored interesting Pep 
Sessions. The Pep Committee sponsored something different this year -- a Sadie 
Hawkins Day Party. The Pep Committee elected Betty June Lanter as their chair¬ 
man, and Dorwin Sullivan as their treasurer. 


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1ST ROW; 
2ND ROW; 
3RD ROW: 
4TH ROW: 
5TH ROW : 


B. Lanter, Mrs. Brandt, B. Weikle, J. Doak, K. Randall, S. Sullivan, S. Cooper, 
E. Dubson, S. Wise. 

J. Ridgeway, N. Bliss, E. Foulke, P. Luallen, E. Grutman, K. Price, J. Marlow, 
D. Boldery, P. Crutcher. 

D. Reed, J. Stenson, D. Griffin, P. Riley, M. Morgan, N. McKinney, B. Fenton, 
M. Russell, E. Jennings. 

M. Dunham, E. Cox, R. Bristow, L. Moberly, L. Argo, G. Hale, M. Vaughan, 

P. McCay, B. Cole. 

M. Long, B. Caplinger, Barb. Caplinger, J. Mathews, P. Luckenbill, D. 
Pennypacker, J. Graupman, M. Gardner. 


The Pep Squad was organized under the direction of Mrs. Brandt. The pur¬ 
pose of this group was to help the cheerleaders at our contests, especially the 
football and basketball games. The students always sat together in a group to 
assist the cheerleaders by forming a nucleus which knew all the yells and school 
songs. They helped the school spirit a great deal this year. They co-operated 
with the Pep committee to help make it an active club in the school. 


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1ST ROW; J. Bolen, S. Sullivan, B. Lanter, B. Bailey, Miss Worner. 

2ND ROW; N. McKinney, M, Ishmael, M. Morgan, G. Woodcock, J, Marlow, 
3RD ROW; C. Braden, Barb. Caplinger, Bev. Caplinger, D. Foulke, 


The Spanish Club, “Espanol”, was organized with twelve members. The fol¬ 
lowing officers were elected: 

Presidente -- “Senorita Junia“--Betty June Lanter 
V ice-Pres idente--“Senor ita Suzia“--Sue Sullivan 
Secretaria--“Senor Jere“--Jerry Bolen 
Treasurer—“Senor V incinte “--Bill Bailey 

The highlight of the Spanish Club this year was the “La Navidad“ or Christ¬ 
mas party, with the pinata filled with candy and nuts. Also, Spanish games and 
songs were enjoyed at the occasion. 

Understanding Spanish customs and language through games, dress, and songs, 
was the main purpose of our club. 

All the members of the club chose Spanish names as follows: Carlos, Davis; 
Theresa, Guyneith; Carlotta, Charlotte; Marilyn i # , Maria; Nancy, Nancia; 

Beverly, Beverlia; Barbara, Barbara; and Marilyn M., Marilyna. 


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1ST ROW: R. Hockaday, S. Sullivan, J. Doak, B. Sinkosky. 

S 2ND ROW: E. Kaiser, J. Graupman, Miss R. Hughes, R. Rose, D. Boyer. 

T 

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jy The Student Council, the elected governing body of Circle 51, had been active 

in many fields this year. Some of the various activities were the sponsoring of 
^ a Hallowe’en Party, the selection of movies, and also, the school picnic. Under 

N the leadership of Miss Rebecca Hughes, the following officers were elected: 


T 

President.Bill Sinkosky 

C Vice-President.Jane Doak 

O Secretary.Sue Sullivan 

jj Treasurer...Richard Hockaday 

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1ST ROW; 

2ND ROW 
3RD ROW 
4TH ROW 


E. Jennings, G. Hale, M. Long, M. Morgan, M. Russell, P. Luallen, K. Price, 
C. Braden, N. Bliss, D. Boldery, C. Rendall, E. Hockaday. 

B. Brown, S. Cooper, L. Paschal, 

E. Foulke, J. Mathews, M. Dunham, B. Fenton, L. Argo. 

P. Riley, J. Marlow, A, Hoffman, P. Crutcher, S. Sullivan. 


The Tumbling Team was composed of girls who proved their ability to tumble 
for an exhibition team. No girl could tumble without the consent of her parents 
and a doctor. One evening after school of each week, was devoted to practice 
periods. 

To develop good posture, practice safety rules and co-operation, live good 
health habits, promote a means of recreation, as well as teaching co-ordination 
were the aims of the Tumbling Team. 


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1ST ROW: D. Clifton, Manager, J. Pennypacker, D. Sullivan, R. Foster, W. Sinkosky, 

M. La ze 11, T. Pennypacker, J. Luallen, F. Weikle, W. Scott, Manager, 

2ND ROW: R. Morgan, D. Smith, D. Miller, R. Caldwell. A. Polette, L. Ruch, L. Fornwalt, 

J. Coffman, R. Rose, J. Kinkaid, Coach Boyd. 

On September 15 - 

The Trojans were beaten by Farmer City by a score of 32 to 6. Bill Sinkosky 
scored the only touchdown for Maroa on a pass from Ted Pennypacker. 

On September 22 - 

The Trojans lost to Octavia, at LeRoy, by a score of 20 to 19. It was a close 
game and a thriller until the very last minute of the game. 

On September 29 - 

The Maroa Trojans rung their first victory, by defeating Heyworth on their own 
gridiron. Lazell scored both touchdowns to give Maroa a 12 to 0 win. 

On October 6 - 

The Trojans triumphed over Uliopolis 20 to 12 for first conference win of the 
season. Halfback Bill Sinkosky scored two touchdowns and an extra point and 
’Mel JLazell scored one touchdown and an extra point to give Maroa the win. 

On October 13 - 

The Trojans won their second conference game by a score of 18 to 13. Lazell 
picked up a fumble and ran for one of the touchdowns. Sinkosky ran the other two. 

On October 20 - 

The Trojans were unsuccessful in their third attempt in the Conference as 
Moweaque wins by a score of 27 to 18. Ted Pennypacker scored one touchdown 
and Sinkosky the other two. 

On October 27 - 

The Trojans beat Lovington 13 to 12 in homecoming game. The touchdowns 
were scored by Bill Sinkosky. Dorwin Sullivan made the winning point by snagging 
a pass from Ted Pennypacker. 

On November 3 - 

The Trojans were upset by Bethany by a score of 26 to 0. This loss put the 
Trojans down third in the Conference. 










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Our coach, Mr. Walter Boyd, a graduate of Millikln Uni- A 

versity, has worked hard this year to instruct the boys in £ 

bringing about a third place in the Soya Football Conference, w, 

as well as to teach the boya to play very good basketball. 

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Each fall after the opening of school, three cheerleaders are chosen by the stu¬ 
dent body to lead cheers during the football and basketball seasons at the Circle '51. 
Anyone in school may try out at a designated time. After all tryouts are completed, 
the student body then votes for three favorites. These cheerleaders not only have the 
responsibility of leading cheers, but they also lead all pep sessions, help on the Pep 
Committee, and take charge of pep squad meetings, us well as showing and creating 
a feeling of good sportsmanship among the students. 

The cheerleaders did a fine job this year. Sue Sullivan helped them out as a sub¬ 
stitute whenever one of the cheerleaders was unable to attend a game. 














Polettc - a big, rugged rebounder 




year with a good eye for the 
basket. 


Luallen - a Sophomore who shows 
plenty of promise for the 
future. 



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1ST ROW: D. 5m»th, R. Caldwell. F. Weikle, R. Hughes, R. Hockaday. 

2ND ROW; D. Braden Mgr., D. Rose, D. Miller, W. Scott, B. Dash, R. Morgan, 

Coach Boyd. 


The Trojans didn’t do so well this year, as expected, but we had some very 
exciting and close games. The Trojans will lose Bill Sinkosky, Gary Hughes, 
Leon Fornwalt, Jr. Mashburn, and Dorwin Sullivan from the first squad due to 
their graduation in May. Next year there will be five back from the first squad, 
and some from the second squad will advance. 

The second team broke even this year and should have a fine squad during 
'51 and ’52. There are three promising Freshmen that will help much in the 
future. 


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Kenney 

31 

40 

Alumni 

43 

35 

W ape 11a 

39 

37 

Warrensburg 

48 

35 

Argenta 

51 

43 

Bethany 

47 

42 

Mt. Zion 

48 

58 

Kenney 

61 

33 

Lake view 

47 

41 

St. Teresa 

52 

54 

Niantic 

53 

50 

W arrensburg 

52 

46 

Argenta 

65 

60 

Beason 

39 

59 

Mt. Zion 

47 

64 

Macon 

74 

48 

Niantic 

64 

48 

Farmer City 

75 

51 

Lovington 

43 

Macon County 
43 

Tournament 

Macon 

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The Trojans ended the season in sixth place 
with three wins and seven losses in the Cenois 
Conference. The record for the season was five 
wins and fifteen losses. 


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M. C. H. S. Homecoming was sponsored by the Pep committee in connection with 
the football game with Lovington on Friday night, October 27th. At the traditional 
bonfire and snake dance, the crowd saw the burning of the dummy, Neutenemous 
Yhtopmys Lovington, during the pep session. 

The parade began at two o’clock with the band and twirlers leading the parade. 
First, second, and third prizes were awarded to the Seniors, Juniors, and F. F. A. 
respective ly. 

That evening Lovington arrived promptly, and the game progressed well, with 
Maroa winning. 

A Homecoming dance for alumni, students, and guests followed in the gymnas¬ 
ium, with Ralph Allen’s orchestra furnishing the music. At 10 P.M. the court en- 
o tered to the strains of the Maroa Loyalty, followed by the crown bearer, Miss Susie 
U Boyd, six year old daughter of Coach Boyd. Mrs. Jack Hockaday, the former 
ft Rebecca Jennings, queen of 1949 Homecoming, presented the crown to Bill Sinkosky, 
who crowned Reva Bristow as our 1950 Homecoming Queen. The next dance was 
■* danced by the queen and her court. 


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Senior Float, lat Place 
Bonfire 



Spanish Float 
F.H.A. Float 




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Sophomore Float 
Junior Float, 2nd Place 



Freshman Float 
Queen Candidates 












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The Senior play was held in the high school gymnasium Friday, November 10th, 
at 8:00 P. M. The plot centered around Hildegarde's desire to go to the Prom with 
Freddie Shermer. But complications set in with Mrs. Shermer still believing 
Freddie to be a small boy and making him wear knickers.' In trying hard to please 
everyone, Hildegarde had Paige deliver all around the neighborhood Mr. Dolson’s 
love letters which he had written to his beloved wife long years ago. Mr. Shermer 
got one of these letters and threatened to fire Mr. Dolson. In order to please 
Mr. Shermer, Mr. Dolson invited the Shermer's to tea. Jimmy and Bob Dolson 
brought bass to the tea, and along with Hildegarde's beauty mud, the children man¬ 
aged to make the tea a general uproar. But, in the end, Freddie got a pair of long 
pants, Mr. Dolson kept his job, and Hildegarde got to go to the Prom. 


The cast was as follows; 


Hildegarde Dolson -- Jane Doak 
Freddie Shermer -- Dorwin Sullivan 
L Mr. Dolson — Bill Bailey 

j\ Mrs. Dolson -- Betty June JLanter 
Y Sally -- Eathel Cox 

Jill -- Phyllis Riley 


Jimmy Dolson - - Jerry Pennypacker 
Bob Dolson -- David Foulke 
Mr. Shermer -- *Mel Lazell 
Mrs. Shermer - Juanita Ridgeway 
Ellie May - Mary Lou Dunham 
Paige -- Nancy Bliss 


The play was directed by Miss Richner and assisted by Miss Arnold. The stu¬ 
dent director was Reva Bristow and the stage managers, Bob Gentle and Jerry 
Bolen. 


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J. Coffman, R. Smith, R. Rose, J. Rogers, D. Boyer, W. Scott, G. Oldfield, M. Lazell, 
M. Vaughan, M. Jarvis, E. Hockaday, J. Widick, C. Braden, M. Long, Bev. Caplinger, 
D. Sullivan, P. McCay, B. Weikle. 


The 1950-51 annual Christmas dance was held in the Circle '51 gymnasium 
December 20th, from 8-11. After much question over the dance, the Pep com¬ 
mittee decided to sponsor the Christmas Capers dance. “The Drifters”, a 
dance band from Atlanta, consented to play for us. 

Elsie Hockaday, Winfield Scott, Janet Widick, David Boyer, Charlotte 
Braden, John Rogers, Mary Long, Richard Rose, Beverly Caplinger, Dick 
Smith, Phyllis McCay, Jack Coffman, Betty Weikle, Jr. Mashburn, Marian 
Vaughn, and ’Mel Lazell were the candidates nominated by the classes for king 
and queen. 

At 9:30 P. M., the court entered preceded by last year’s Queen, Mary Jay 
Jarvis and King, Gene Oldfield. They crowned Marian Vaughn Christmas Cap¬ 
ers Queen and 'Mel Lazell Christmas Capers King. 

The next dance for the evening was for Queen Marian, King ’Mel and their 
court. 


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Alumni 


Dorothy Adams - at home. 

Richard Argo - switchman at I. C. yards in Clinton. 

Nancy Bolen - enrolled at Millikin. 

Bernadine Brown - Mrs. Pleasant Murphy. 

Elmo Burks - farming. 

Joe Butler - filling station attendant. 

Neil Cunningham - farms with his father. 

Jerry Elliot - works for Wabash. 

David Gardner - Browns Business College. 

Barbara Grimes - Credit Bureau, Decatur. 

Bill Grubbs - working at Illinois Power and Light. 

Helen Heim - taking course at Decatur Beauty School. 

Mary Ishmael - enrolled at l. S. N. U. 

Rebecca Jennings - Mrs. Jack Hockaday. 

Marjorie Leach - enrolled at the University of Illinois. 

Margaret Liming - Mrs. Charles Mallery. 

Sarah McCay - Mrs. Dick Pinney. 

Eugene Oldfield - works at Wagoners. 

Merle Query - L. E. Myers Construction Company. 

Jean Pope - employed at the Signal Depot. 

Janice Randall - works at Newmans. 

Jack Schwartz - in the Naval Reserve. 

Marilynn St. John - works for an Insurance Company in Decatur. 
Patty Stoutenborough - enrolled at Wheaton College. 

Richard Tharp - in the Coast Guard. 

Joan Warner - Mrs. Dale Perring. 

Charlotte W idick - works at Haines and Essick. 

Darrell Weikle - does carpenter work with his father. 


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1. Smile please! 

2. *51 fisherman 

3. Was it good? 

4. Stompers ? 


5. All dressed with no place to go. 

6. Cutie Coffman ???? ? 

7. Little Teddy 

8. Janice, My Love. 


9. Does that work ? 

10. Greenie 

11. Favorites 


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Calendar 


SEPTEMBER 


OCTOBER 


NOVEMBER 


1 School began with another year’s supply of green horns. 

4 No school -- Labor Day. 

5 First week of school begins with a bang.'! New Teachers.' 

What lookers.’ All attached’ 

11 P. T. A. Executive Board meeting. 

14 P. T. A. Get Acquainted meeting for all. 

15 Farmer City, here -- we lost. 

21 Interstate Studio Pictures taken. Look Pretty! 

22 Anchor at LeRoy -- we lost. 

25 F. F. A. Officers’ Training Camp. 

27 Freshman Initiation week -- let's have braids and wear rib¬ 
bons more often.’,' 

2 8 Senior play tryouts. 

29 Heywroth, there -- Yea! We won.’ 

2 Spanish Initiation. Also, there was an exhibition on Java. 

3 F. F. A. and F. H. A. Hayride at St. John’s home. WE FROZE 
TO DEATH. 

4 Freshman Party. 

5 No school. Teacher’s institute. Uliopolis, here -- we won. 

9 Fire Prevention Film. 

10 Queen candidates selected. 

11 Football film. 

12 Assumption, there -- we won. 

13 G. A. A. hayride. 

18 Movie -- “Captain Eddie" with Fred MacMurray. (No 
swooning, girls). 

20 Moweaqua, here -- we lost. 

26 Snake Dance (brought out new couples). Many students 
worked on floats tonight. Tomorrow's the day! 

27 HOMECOMING -- Lovington -- we won. We danced after¬ 
wards. 

28 Band went to Normal to perform. 

1 Senior play tickets on sale. Everyone, come buy one! 

3 Bethany, there -- we lost. 

6 Senior play cast has trouble. Grrr! 

7 Dress rehearsal. 

8 Eathel's birthday. 

9 David’s a year older today. SCHOOL NIGHT. Visitors 
came to see us behave. 

10 Senior play -- A Hit -- (of course). 

13 No more good times after play practice. 

14 F. H. A. initiation -- Mothers were invited. 

15 Movie -- “Jack London*’ -- very entertaining, too. Sadie 
Hawkins Day with a party at the school at night. 

17 Basketball season begins -- Kenny, here -- we won. 

22 Beginning of the G. A. A. shirt sales. 

23 Thanksgiving vacation -- no school. Aren’t we lucky? 

28 Wapella, there -- we lost. 

29 A group of F. F. A. boys journey to Chicago. Isn’t this the 
life ? 

30 Grade school game here with Forsyth. 


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1. Al*, the twirler. 

2. Ginny, too 

3. What happened to her ? 

4. Char* at work. 


5. Little Sonny .’I 

6. Studying, huh?? 

7. Oh, those clothes! 


8. The debate kids.'! 

9. May I? NO!! 

10. Coach????? 

11. Dode and Dick. 


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DECEMBER 


JANUARY 


FEBRUARY 


1 New sensation -- “The Drifters” played after 
Warrensburg (Here) game for the dance, 

4 F.F.A. Recreation. 

6 Hurrah for snow, only one-half day at school. 

7 More snow, no school. 

8 Argenta, there -- Still snowing. 

11 Quit snowing, back to school. 

12 Bethany, there. 

13 Out of school early, love that snow.’” 

14 P.T.A. Christmas program. 

15 Sent for Seniors' announcements. Betty Weikle's birthday 

17 Nancy left for Florida to get a tan and see her sister. 
Lucky girl.’.’.’ 

18 Mt. Zion, there. 

19 Kenney, there. 

20 Christmas Dance. Crowned Queen Marian Vaughan, and 
King Mel Lazell.'.*.’ 

21 Movie -- “Boomerang”. 

22 Annual school Christmas party. 

23 Christmas vacation starts, sixteen days of fun and frolic.*’ 
31 New Year’s Eve. Oh.’ those parties.”!!.* 

5 Lake view, there -- another loss. 

8 School opens. Holy cow’! 

9 St. Teresa, here. 

10 Annual pictures -- all day. 

11 P.T.A. Dad’s Night. 

12 Niantic, here. 

13 P.T.A. Jitney Supper. 

15 Farm Class. 

17 Movie -- “It Happens Every Spring”. Juniors' got class 
rings, pretty - huh? 

18 Semesters - Seniors last exams. 

19 Semesters - End of first semester. Argenta - here. 

22 Semester grades go out. Gee, what did you get? 

24 Macon County Tournament starts 

29 Farm Class. 

30 Beason, here. 

2 Mt. Zion, here. 

5 F.F.A. Recreation. 

6 Macon, there. 

7 Juniors* started magazine campaign. 

8 P.T.A. — Physical Education demonstration. They were 
good, too! 

9 Niantic, there. 

12 No school, Lincoln's Birthday. 

13 No school because of sleet. Lovington game postponed. 

14 Happy Valentine’s Day. 

16 Farmer City, here. 

19 Farm class. 

21 Movie -- “Canadian Pacific." 

22 Seniors trying to decide on their gift to the school 

25 Annual due to be sent to publishers. 

26 Farm class. 


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MARCH 

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Annual Deadline. Teacher's Institute, rah, rah.*! 


2 

No school -- End of fourth six weeks. 


8 

P.T.A. Speech contest -- a debate, humorous and serious 
readings were presented. 


15 

Peggy’s birthday. 


20 

Betty June's birthday. 


21 

Movie -- "Mr. Belvedere Goes to College". 


23 

Good Firday -- No school.'.' 


25 

Easter Sunday. 


26 

No school. 


31 

District solo and ensemble contest. 

APRIL 

7 

District band contest. 


12 

Athletic banquet. 


13 

End of fifth six weeks. 


18 

School movie -- "Stage Coach". 


20 

Junior play, nice going kids. 


21 

Mary Gardner's birthday. 


27 

State Music Contest. 

MAY 

4 

Mary Lou's birthday. 


10 

P.T.A. style show. 


11 

School Movie -- "Wing and a Prayer". 


18 

Jr.-Sr. Prom. 


25 

Final exams -- Class night. 


27 

Baccalaureate. 


28 

Final exams. 


29 

Picnic and assembly. 


30 

No school - Memorial Day. 


31 

Commencement. WE MADE IT.*.’ 



He can't ride it. Lou. Four gals, and an ice cream cone. 


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1. Hungry ? ? ? 

2. Beat ’er, Kid.* 

3. Keep ’em flying. Bill. 

4. Happy, huh ? 


5. Y ou name it.*! 

6. Pour it on.’ 

7. Good lookin', ain’t he ? 

8. Shiny car-Peppy pair. 


9. Financial muffin 

10. Have a hot dog ? ? 

11. Mr. and Mrs. 

12. Toot ’er. Jet. 


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1. Sewers? 5 , Expert shoe-shiner. 

2. Music, maestro, please.' 4. Ohh.' That formal.' 6. Ain't love grand.' 

3. Nick's farm-boys. 7. One smile — two giggles. 



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90**110 UMDIt AUTNOtlTT 0» ?Nf COCA COIA CO«»*hi H 

The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 

OF DECATUR ^ 



YEARS OF FAITHFUL SERVICE 


Registered Diamonds - Nationally Known Watches - Sterling Silver 
China - Crystal - Linens - Jewelry - Handbags - Compacts - Perfume 


NO PRICE PENALTY FOR COURTESY OF CREDIT 


H. Post & Sons 


JEWELERS FOR 79 YEARS 



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PRAIRIE AT MERCHANTS ST. 


PHONE 39781 


DECATUR, ILLINOIS 

































The Citizens National Bank 

OF DECATUR 

COMPLETE BANKING FACILITIES 
TRUST DEPARTMENT - SAFE DEPOSIT DEPARTMENT 
FARM SERVICE DEPARTMENT - SAVINGS DEPARTMENT 
INSTALLMENT LOAN DEPARTMENT 


Jones Implement Co. 

INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER 
SALES McCORMICK-DEERING SERVICE 

ONE-HALF MILE EAST OF JUNCTION ROUTES 51 - 48 

ON ROUTE 48 

P. 0. BOX 927 PHONE 3-3676 

LLOYD C. JONES DECATUR, ILLINOIS 









COMPLIMENTS OF 


Deerington Zinnia Gardens 


MAROA, ILLINOIS 


DeWitt County National Bank 

CLINTON, ILLINOIS 

COMPLETE BANKING SERVICE 

ESTABLISHED 1872 

MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION 









ROBERT STOUTENBOROUGH — W. R. STOUTENBOROUGH 

Insurance - Real Estate - Loans 
Maroa, Illinois 


The Best People in the World Pass Through Our Doors Each Day— 

Our Customers 

Congratulations 

MONTGOMERY'S SUPER MARKET 

Jim - Len, Proprietors 
Maroa, Illinois 


MONROE LOCKERS AND STORES 

Complete Locker and Deep Freeze Processing Service 
We Double-Wrap Your Meat with Cellophane Inner-Wrap that 
Will Keep Your Meats for Months to Come 
We Cure Meat You Love to Eat 
Maroa and Heyworth, Illinois 

MAROA FARMERS CO-OP. ELEVATOR 

For Grain - Seed and a Full Line of Wayne Feed 
Maroa, Illinois 











Hoab St 


ore 


FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES - FROZEN FOOD 

STORE HOURS 

MONDAY - FRIDAY 7 - 6 SATURDAY 7 - 9 

DELIVERY ON TUESDAY AND SATURDAY 
PHONE 34 MAROA, ILLINOIS 


Daut Brothers, Inc 

FLORISTS 

FANCY CUT FLOWERS AND PLANTS 

PHONE 5281 & 5282 120 EAST PRAIRIE STREET 

DECATUR, ILLINOIS 









RUBLE FUNERAL HOME 

“A Thoughtful Service” 

Ambulance Service 
“Day and Night” 

Phone 54 Maroa 


Get into the Habit of Saving Early in Life and Enjoy the 
Prosperous Feeling that comes When You have Money 

in the Bank 

THE NATIONAL BANK OF DECATUR 

Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 


SURE ... You CAN Taste the Difference 

SUNSHINE DAIRY 


725 E. Prairie 


Decatur, Illinois 


ROBERT REID 

Distributor of Roszell’s Quality Controlled Sealtest Dairy Products 
Phone 823 


Clinton, Illinois 












A. L. Cook 

REMEMBER BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES WITH 

JEWELRY GIFTS 

127 N. MAIN STREET DECATUR, ILLINOIS 


The Gerber State Bank 

ARGENTA, ILLINOIS 

FOUNDED IN 1887 INCORPORATED IN 1911 

CAPITAL $50,000 -SURPLUS $80,000 

MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 

DEPOSITS INSURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 
BANKING ACT OF 1935 









RADIO SALES & SERVICE 

Zenith Radios 

; Repairs on All Makes 

Leo Webb 

117 E. Washington Phone 6811 

DRS. KELLY & MITCHELL 

Attractive Eyeglasses 

Clinton, Ill. 

Compliments of 

DRS. RHEA & MYERS 

Clinton, Ill. 

One Store One Family 

Over One-Hundred Years 

Established 1848 

H. G. BEATTY & CO. 

Clinton, Ill. 

The Home of Fine Furniture 

CHATHAM FURNITURE 

“On the Square” 

Free Delivery Clinton, Ill. 

GRIMSLEY'S FLOWER STORE 

S. W. Corner of Square Phone 10 

Clinton, Ill. 

THOMPSON'S PRINT SHOP 

Commercial Printing 

Phone 1312 116 N. Monroe 

Clinton, Ill. 

PFILES CAMERA SHOP 

Ph^te-Service 

100 E. Prairie Decatur, Ill. 
















For Dependable Service 

MACON MUSIC 


Your Complete Musical Department Store 
Instruments - Pianos - Records - Music - Radios - Phonographs 

Supplies and Repairs 

227 North Main Street Our New Location in Decatur 


Compliments of 

KISTLER TRAILER SALES 

Decatur, Illinois 


Compliments of 

DR. and MRS. G. G. RHODES 

Maroa, Illinois 


GREIDERS CAFE 

Main and Water 

GREIDERS CAFETERIA 

Main and William 
Decatur, Illinois 











Compliments of 

DR. and MRS. W. L. TERRELL 

Maroa, Illinois 


Compliments of 

CAMERA ART STUDIO 

Decatur, Illinois 


Washing - Tires - Gas - Greasing - Batteries - Oil 

BRENNINGS TEXACO SERVICE 

i Road Service - Accessories 

Phone 39491 1905 N. Main St. Parker Brenning 

Decatur, Illinois 


Nationally Advertised Diamonds - Watches - Jewelry 
Guaranteed Watch Repairing Famous for Fine Diamonds 

CARSON JEWELERS 











SHELL - DOWNS MOTORS 

Dodge - Plymouth - Dodge “Job-Rated” Trucks 
“Where Friends Meet Friends” 

325 East Main Street Clinton, Illinois 


BLACK & COMPANY 

Sporting Goods - Athletic Equipment 
125 E. North 340 N. Main 

Decatur, Illinois 


}?\ujLAs& 

MEYERS AND DEWHIRST 


A Good Place to Buy Lumber and Coal 


Phone 24 


Maroa, Illinois 


MAROA OIL & GAS CO. 

Shell Distributors 

Gas - Oil - Tires & Tubes - Accessories - Washing - Greasing 
Waxing - Polishing 
Maroa, Illinois 












LINVILLE HARDWARE CO. 





Electrical Appliances 


Radio Service 


Roper Dri-Gas Ranges 


Compliments of 

GROVE MOTEL CAFE 


Phone 39109 


Junction 48 & 54 


Decatur, Illinois 


Compliments of 

A FRIEND 

Clinton, Illinois 






P. & E. HATCHERY 

Compliments of 

Purina Feeds 

A FRIEND 

Maroa, Ill. 

Decatur, Ill. 











SWAIN CLEANERS 

Exclusive Representative for Fine 

Storrs - Scheafer Clothes 

Tailored to Your Own Measure 

Phone 7 t f Maroa, Ill. 

THE JEWEL BEAUTY SALON 

All Types of Beauty Work 

Operator Leoma Cox 

Phone 142 Maroa, Ill. 

SWAIN FLORAL SHOP 

Corsages Our Specialty 

When Words Fail You, 

Say it with Flowers 

Maroa, Ill. 

Compliments of 

DEWITT COUNTY SERVICE CO. 

Clinton, Ill. 

PAULS. PHILLIPS CO. 

International Harvester Dealer 

Tractors - Trucks - Machinery 

Refrigeration 

Phone 240 Clinton, Ill. 

VOLLRATH BUICK-PONTIAC CO. 

Cor. Washington & Quincy Phone 56 

Clinton, Ill. 

JIM'S MARKET 

Wade Penney Packer 

Maroa, Ill. 

NEAL'S PASTRY SHOP 

Fresh Bread - Rolls - Pies Daily 

Special Orders for Parties 

Phone 77 Clinton, Ill. 
















PIGGLY WIGGLY 


Russel Adrock 

BILL'S SERVICE STATION 

Clinton, Ill. 


100% Self Service 

Phone 74 Maroa 

Meats - Groceries - Fresh Fruits and 


Vegetables 


SHARP'S 5c-$1.00 STORE 

DR. R. 0. CROUCH 

School Supplies - Fresh Candies 

and 

DR. R.M. CROUCH 

Clinton, Ill. 

Maroa, Ill. 

COZY NOOK 


Hamburgers - French Fries - Homemade 


Chili 

MAIN STREET GARAGE 

Open Everyday 


Frank Mathews 

Maroa, Ill. 

Maroa, Ill. 


Subscribe to Your Hometown Paper 

MILLER - O'NEILL 

Carpets - Draperies - Linoleum - Tiles 

THE MAROA POST 

Window Shades 

Decatur, Ill. 














JOHNSON OIL REFINING CO. 

G. H. Patterson, Local Manager 
Phone 39 

I. D. Blackshare, Service Station Operator 
Phone 87 
Maroa, Ill. 


M. E. HUSTON 

Sales and Service for 
The Funk Hybrid Seed Corn 
“It’s Consistently Good” 

Phone 1532 Maroa, Ill. 


For Service 
Trade with Bill 

BILL'S BLACKSMITH SHOP 

Maroa, Ill. 


CLAUDE DURFEE, Dentist 

National Bank Building Phone 794 
Clinton, Ill. 


Compliments of 

THE POPCORN FARM 

Geo. L. Hunt 
Maroa, Ill. 


Compliments of 

MAROA IMPLEMENT CO. 

Oliver Sales and Service 
Phone 14 Lienhart Bros. 

Maroa, Ill. 


G. C. MASHBURN & SONS 

Well Drilling with Modern Equipment 
Phone 88 Maroa, Ill. 


Compliments of 

TROWBRIDGE SHOE STORE 

Clinton, Ill. 














For Custom Shelling and Baling 

See or Call 

DOC WITHERS 

Phone 19-R-41 Moroa, Ill. 

FORSYTH LUMBER & COAL CO. 

Lumber - Coal - Hardware 

Paints and Builders’ Supplies 

Phone Decatur 8-1118 

Forsyth, Ill. 

Your Family Drug Store 

Prescriptions - Cosmetics - Fountain 

Service - Veterinary Supplies 

LORTON DRUG 

J. K. Lorton, Ph. G. 

Maroa, Ill. 

CORNER CAFE 

Meals and Light Lunches 

Roszells Ice Cream 

Quick - Clean - Courteous Service 

Phone 143 Maroa, Ill. 

DOLANS CAFE 

Sandwiches - Lunches - Steaks 

at Popular Prices 

Decatur, Ill. 

R. M. MARTIN & CO. 

Jewelers and Optometrists 

Direct Importers of Fine Diamonds 

108 E. Prairie Decatur, Ill. 

CREIGHTON'S JEWELRY 

Diamonds - Watches - Jewelry 

Ladies’ Stone Set Circolett Bands 

Men’s Signet Stretch Watch Bands 

Phone 36114 130 East Prairie 

Decatur, Ill. 

STAUBERS 

Always the Latest Styles 

Always Quality Merchandise 

Always Price within reach of Everyone 
Always Friendly 

YOUR HOME STORE 

Corner of East Main and Water Street 

Decatur, Ill. 














THE JOHN WARNER BANK 

CLINTON MOTOR SALES, Inc. 

Established 1867 

Approved Chrysler Service 

Member F. D. I. C. 

Oliver and Ferguson Farm Equipment 

Clinton, Ill. 

South on U. S. Route 51 Clinton, Ill. 

Good Clothes for the Man and his Boy 

DR. F. A. WILLIAMS 

Always at 

Chiropractor 

GOTTLIRLE'S 

X-Ray Service 

The Home of the Osh-Kosh Overall 

S. E. Corner Public Square 

Clinton, Ill. 

Clinton, Ill. 


BUD HINKLE 

S. E. BURKE 

Custom Butchering 

CHEVROLET 

Processing and Sales of Meat 

Maroa. Ill. 

Forsyth, Ill., on Bloomington Road 

BOOSTERS 

A FRIEND 















































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